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CHAPTERS, DIVISIONS & GROUPS

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

CHAPTERS

Greater Broward Chapter

Jake McEntyre, President
Phone: (954) 946-4148
Email:
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Westfield Broward Mall located at 8000W. Broward Blvd. Plantation, Florida 33312 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. meetings take place inside the Plantation Police Outreach Center, just inside the north entrance to the mall.

Central Florida Chapter

Marilyn Baldwin, President
Phone: (407) 293-0565
Email: commmdb@aol.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM at Lighthouse works 2500 Coonz Ave., Orlando, FL 32806.

Greater Daytona Beach Chapter

Brian Norton, President
Phone number: (386) 871-3359
Email: brian.edward.norton@outlook.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the fourth Saturday of the month from 1:00 till 3:00pm at Houligans Speedway restaurant, 1725 International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, Florida.

Gainesville Chapter

Judith Hamilton, President
Phone: (352) 373-7806
Email jrhamilton51@earthlink.net
Meeting location and time: For chapter meeting information please contact the chapter President using your preferred method in the signature above.

Greater Jacksonville Chapter

Kay Baker, President
Phone: (904) 580-6819
Email: nfbjax@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: meetings are held the first Saturday of each month, and take place at theIndependent Living Resource Center 2709 Art Museum Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon.

Melbourne-Space Coast Chapter

Camille Tate, president
Phone: 321-372-4899
Email: ctate2076@att.net>
Meeting location and time: meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. until noon at The Fountains of Melbourne located at 4451 Stack Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida, 32901

Miami-Dade Chapter

Jorge Hernandez, President
Phone: (305) 877-2311
Email: jeh6@bellsouth.net
Meeting location and time: meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at Denny's Restaurant located at 5825 N.W. 36 Street Miami, FL 33166 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Palm Beach Chapter

Tekesha Saffold, President
Phone: (561) 707-4799
Email: Tnsaffold82@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: meetings are held the Second Saturday of each month at IHOP at 1503 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida from 10 am until noon.

Polk (Winter Haven) Chapter

Joe King, President
Phone: (863) 293-5648
Email: joenkitty@earthlink.net
Meeting location and time: meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at Perkins Pancake House and Bakery located at 6005 Cypress Garden Blvd. Winter Haven, FL 33884 from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon.

Florida Statewide Chapter

Paul Martinez, President
Phone: (813)390-5720
Email: nfbf.statewide@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the Third Sunday of each month at 8 pm (Eastern Time) via conference call using the following number: (605) 475-4700 using the access code 800550#.

Tallahassee Chapter

Jada Christie, President
Phone: (850) 766-9378
Email: emeraldpink15@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Lighthouse of the Big Bend located at 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tampa Bay Chapter

Miranda Kilby, President
Phone:( 352) 942-0417
Email: mbkilby@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM at Beef O Brady's located at 8810 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614.

Treasure Coast Chapter

Tamika Butts, President
Phone: (772) 708-3749
E-mail: tamika_butts@aol.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am - 12:00 Noon at WQCS Radio Station located @ IRSC, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce.

DIVISIONS

Deaf Blind

Brian Norton, President
Email: brian.edward.norton@outlook.com
Phone: 386 871 3359
Meeting Time and Location: The Deaf Blind Division meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. via teleconference.
Call-in number: 605 313 5111 using the access Code: 305480

Florida Asociation of Guide Dog Users (Flagdu)

Merry Schoch, President
Phone: 813-625-1850
Email: flagdu@nfbflorida.org
Meeting location and time:

Florida Organization ofParents of Blind Children (FOPBC)

Cherice Togun, President
Phone: (407) 257-7637
Email: chericeflemingtogun@hotmail.com
Meeting location and time: Contact the President for meeting and time using the information above.

Groups

F.A.B.S. - Florida Assosiation of Blind Students

Rafael Fernandez
Phone: (305) 903-6299
Email: rafael.fernandez0617@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Use the information above for furter details.

NFB of Florida - Blind Parents Initiative:

Nicole Fincham-Shehan
Phone: (410) 493-4461
Email: nicoledfincham@yahoo.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the Second Tuesday of each month, at 9pm via conference call using the following telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

Senior Concerns

Gloria Mills Hicks
Phone: (813) 340-9750,
Email: Glorianfb@irescuetax.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the First Thursday of each month at 8pm via confference call using the following telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

Diversity and Inclusion

Marilyn Baldwin
Phone: (407) 293-0565
Email: commMDB@aol.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held bi-monthly on the second Thursday at 8 pm via conference call using the following telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

Bell Academy

Kimberly Banks
Phone: Kimberly Banks (404) 259-2651
Email: Kimberlybanks1984@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Use the information above for furter details.

Book Club

Camille Tate
Phone: (321) 372-4899
Email: Ctate2076@att.net
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 8 pm via conference call using the follwoing telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

Newsline

Russ Davis
Phone: (904) 993-8433
Email: Russell@radiorusty.com
Meeting location and time:Use the information above for furter details.

Legislation

Merry Schoch
Phone: (813) 523-6573
Email: merrys@verizon.net
Camille Tate
Phone: (321) 372-4899
Email: Ctate2076@att.net
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the Third Tuesday of each month at 8 pm via conference call using the following telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

411

Miranda Kilby
Telephone: (352) 942-0417
Email: mmbkilby@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held in odd months on the second Sunday at 8 pm via confference call using the following telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

Technology Q and A:

Rafael Fernandez
Email: rafael.fernandez0617@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held Bi-monthly on the fourth Monday at 8:00 pm via confference call using the following telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

Community Service:

Tekesha Saffold
Phone: (561) 707-4799
Email: tnsaffold82@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the First Tuesday of each month at 8 pm via confference call using the following telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

Diabetes Awareness:

Lauren Blum
Telephone: (352) 584-0795
Email: laurenblum79@gmail.com
Meeting location and time: Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7pm via confference call using the following telephone number and access code: (712) 775-7031,938047311#.

The National Federation of the Blind is not an organization speaking for the blind - It is the blind speaking for ourselves.